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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for South Shore.

This page contains eight sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in South Shore, we use the following websites to find information relevant to South Shore and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for South Shore and surrounding area.

Astronomy ...

Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help amateurs find their way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website lists the visible planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their track across the sky.

To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass the location for South Shore. Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude for your actual position.

The Heavens-Above Website, centered on South Shore.

Bird Watching ...

We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website to find local sighting reports and hotspots.

The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Harrison County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Harrison County sighting report from eBird.

Since South Shore is near Caddo Parish and also Marion County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Caddo Parish

Sighting report for Marion County

Waymarking ...

Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:

The Waymark.com website, centered on South Shore.

How Far From South Shore to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as South Shore to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in South Shore and extending to:

  • Marshall [Map], which is the Seat of Harrison County, lies 18 miles [29 km] to the West Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from South Shore to Marshall, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Austin [Map], which is the State Capital of Texas, lies 271 miles [436.1 km] to the Southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,045 miles [1,681.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 41 days and walking would take 60 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,886 miles [11,081.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,613 miles [12,251.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,489 miles [8,833.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near South Shore ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Brian (LA)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East of South Shore   [Map]

Ferry Lake (LA)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Gethsemane   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]

Gray   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]

Latex (LA)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Longwood (LA)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Oil City (LA)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Shoreline (LA)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Stacy Landing (LA)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Trees (LA)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]

Uncertain   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding South Shore. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Van Cliburn

Musician. He was born in Shreveport (Louisiana) on Thursday July 12, 1934 and died in Fort Worth (Texas) on Wednesday February 27, 2013 at an age of 78. He was buried at Greenwood Memorial Park (Tarrant County, Texas) [Map].

Shreveport [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast of South Shore

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Van Cliburn<7>

Floyd Dixon

Musician. He was born in Marshall (Texas) on Friday February 8, 1929 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday July 26, 2006 at an age of 77. He was buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Marshall [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southwest of South Shore

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Floyd Dixon

Arvel Odell Hale

Major League Baseball. He was born in Hosston (Louisiana) on Monday August 10, 1908 and died in El Dorado (Arkansas) on Monday June 9, 1980 at an age of 71. He was buried at Arlington Cemetery (Union County, Arkansas) [Map].

Hosston [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the northeast of South Shore

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Arvel Odell Hale

Gary Lynn 'Big Hands' Johnson

Professional football. He was born in Shreveport (Louisiana) on Sunday August 31, 1952 and died in Shreveport (Louisiana) on Wednesday August 4, 2010 at an age of 58. He was buried at Hillcrest Memorial Park (Bossier Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

Shreveport [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast of South Shore

Shreveport [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast of South Shore

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gary Lynn 'Big Hands' Johnson

Lady Bird Johnson

Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson (1963 - 1969). She was born in Karnack (Texas) on Sunday December 22, 1912 and died in Austin (Texas) on Wednesday July 11, 2007 at an age of 94. She was buried at Johnson Family Cemetery (Gillespie County, Texas) [Map].

Karnack [Map] is located 5 miles [8 km] to the west of South Shore

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lady Bird Johnson

Will J. 'Dub' Jones

Musician. He was born in Shreveport (Louisiana) on Monday May 14, 1928 and died in Long Beach (California) on Sunday January 16, 2000 at an age of 71. He was buried at Riverside National Cemetery (Riverside County, California) [Map].

Shreveport [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast of South Shore

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Will J. 'Dub' Jones

Scott Joplin

Jazz Composer, pianist. He was born in Linden (Texas) on Tueday November 24, 1868 and died in New York (New York) on Sunday April 1, 1917 at an age of 48. He was buried at St. Michaels Cemetery (Queens County, New York) [Map].

Linden [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northwest of South Shore

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Scott Joplin

William Dayton 'Pol' Perritt

Major League Baseball. He was born in Arcadia (Louisiana) on Tueday August 30, 1892 and died in Shreveport (Louisiana) on Wednesday October 15, 1947 at an age of 55. He was buried at Arcadia Cemetery (Bienville Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

Shreveport [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast of South Shore

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Dayton 'Pol' Perritt

John Thomas Scopes, Sr.

Substitute schoolteacher, defendant at the 'Monkey Trial' of 1925. He was born in Paducah (Kentucky) on Friday August 3, 1900 and died in Shreveport (Louisiana) on Wednesday October 21, 1970 at an age of 70. He was buried at Oak Grove Cemetery (McCracken County, Kentucky) [Map].

Shreveport [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast of South Shore

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Thomas Scopes, Sr.

Charlotte Shelby     (Born as Lily Pearl Miles Reilly)

Actress. She was born in Shreveport (Louisiana) on Wednesday December 19, 1877 and died in Santa Monica (California) on Wednesday March 13, 1957 at an age of 79.

Shreveport [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast of South Shore

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charlotte Shelby

Frank Sutton     (Frank Spencer Sutton)

Actor. He was born in Clarksville (Tennessee) on Tueday October 23, 1923 and died in Shreveport (Louisiana) on Friday June 28, 1974 at an age of 50. He was buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Montgomery County, Tennessee) [Map].

Shreveport [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast of South Shore

William 'Oliver' Swofford

Singer. He was born in North Wilkesboro (North Carolina) on Thursday February 22, 1945 and died in Shreveport (Louisiana) on Saturday February 12, 2000 at an age of 55. He was buried at Laurel Land Memorial Park (Dallas County, Texas) [Map].

Shreveport [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast of South Shore

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William 'Oliver' Swofford

Y.A. Tittle     (Yelberton Abraham Tittle)

Professional football. He was born in Marshall (Texas) on Sunday October 24, 1926 and died in Atherton (California) on Sunday October 8, 2017 at an age of 91. He was buried at Alta Mesa Memorial Park (Santa Clara County, California) [Map].

Marshall [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southwest of South Shore

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Y.A. Tittle

Communities Also Named South Shore ...

We have found 8 communities that share the name South Shore.

Within Texas, there is just one other community named South Shore. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 7 communities in the United States and Canada - with 7 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Texas

Communities outside of Texas


Communities Outside of Texas

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California

Alameda County

Our profile page for South Shore, Alameda County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,621 miles [2,608.7 km] to the West Northwest.

Illinois

Cook County

Our profile page for South Shore, Cook County   [Map]

Distance: About 722 miles [1,161.9 km] to the North Northeast.

Kentucky

Greenup County

Our profile page for South Shore, Greenup County   [Map]

Distance: About 749 miles [1,205.4 km] to the Northeast.

Missouri

Saint Charles County

Our profile page for South Shore, Saint Charles County   [Map]

Distance: About 471 miles [758 km] to the North Northeast.

Nebraska

Douglas County

Our profile page for South Shore, Douglas County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>

Although located in Douglas County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Nova Scotia

Our profile page for South Shore   [Map]

Distance: About 1,861 miles [2,995 km] to the Northeast.

South Dakota

Codington County

Our profile page for South Shore, Codington County   [Map]

Distance: About 872 miles [1,403.3 km] to the North.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Harrison County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for South Shore. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Harrison County: www.co.harrison.tx.us/

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- South Shore) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in South Shore. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6701, Longitude: -94.0830     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for South Shore have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from South Shore to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 318.142 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.365 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.477 degrees.

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<7>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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<8>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that South Shore could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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